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Playing the Edge

Intermediate I

This Hatha yoga class is about Playing the Edge - exploring the point at which you feel the stretch. It begins with Sun Salutations, then flows into a challenging floor sequence that includes twists, binds, side bends.... an awesome full body opening! It finishes with an 11-minute relaxation.

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  • Strap
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rml244
rml244
November 21, 2012
Comment:

Lots of stretches through the shoulders and hips.

adamdub
adamdub
September 29, 2012
Comment:

I just did the "Playing the Edge" flow and I thought it was a great exercise- I did have some difficulties that I wanted to share for future reference. The first is that even though I have practiced yoga for some time, I didn't have the ankle flexibility for a lot of the sequences in the middle. This caused me some physical pain and I had to make significant modifications to the poses- I wish that these modifications had been offered explicitly by the instructor, but maybe my ankles are more inflexible than most.

My other feedback is near the end of the sequence the instructor asks the user to produce a strap, which I was unprepared for. I had to interrupt my practice to go find a belt, which wasn't the most inconvenient thing ever but a little jarring.

Other than that I was really pleased with this workout- and I'll be doing it again!

David Procyshyn
David Procyshyn
October 2, 2012
Comment:

Hi there.

Thanks for taking the time to give us that great feedback.

In regards to the strap, equipment that is included in each class is listed underneath the video, after 'Equipment'. It's a good idea to check there before starting, in case the instructor doesn't mention it at the beginning of the video.

All the best,

David
DoYogaWithMe.com

lryoshida
lryoshida
September 18, 2012
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I like the hip lifts in between the seated poses. Heron pose was cool too. I did find, though, that the music, especially in the first half of the class, was distracting. Perhaps the volume was a little high compared to the voice. The savasana really got me...off to dreamland...this time. Thanks :0)

energiayoga
energiayoga
August 31, 2012
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Nice sequencing but I really needed a much better warm up. Maybe some Sur B's would have helped. No options for injured knees though....

LuluDoll
LuluDoll
May 12, 2012
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I love how this class takes work from a beginner video and builds on it making it an easier advancement while still providing a greater challenge.

Miss King
Miss King
December 9, 2011
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Really enjoyed all the twist, binds, and side bends!!! Keep up the good work :)

Shieltje
Shieltje
November 14, 2011
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This was my first lesson on this site and I really loved it!
Thanks!

laurenfax
laurenfax
August 2, 2011
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I loved Savasana in this class! The rest of the class was great, but the Savasana really relaxed me.

happycritter
happycritter
April 26, 2011
Comment:

I enjoyed the stretching combined with the binds and twists to deepen the stretches. I especially found the quadriceps stretches especially helpful as I don't find I get many quad stretches in my normal classes. I liked that the progression was directly from sun salutations to the rest of the instruction as in my Ashtanga practice.

I did this class within 30 minutes of waking and found my joints to tight to take full advantage of the stretches. It will be a great exercise to de anytime after work when my not so young joints are a bit more loose.

Thanks again for a great offering.

Namaste